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Definition/QuoteLiterary Device
'The air about them was moving with with delicious fragrence that comes when the sun's touch is gentle.'
Sensory language that involves sight
'That filthy nimwit doesn't deserve to live.'
An object that hints at a greater meaning or stands in for something significant
A reference in a novel or poem to a historical event, person, or work of art.
'I'll give you the moon and the stars.'
Anything in a piece of writing that is not meant literally.
The repetition of sounds at the beginning of words.
'She was having a Jonah day.'
'She danced as gracefully as a swan.'
When two or more sentences or phrases have the same sentence structure, but not the exact same words.
Exaggeration used to help the reader understand something.
“It was wretched weather; stormy and wet, stormy and wet; and mud, mud, mud, deep in all the streets”
Definition/QuoteLiterary Device
When information in the novel allows you to infer a character's traits
When the author gives you information or hints at what might come ahead.
When the author specifically tells you a character's traits.
The use of words with high connotative meaning.
'Fear knocked on the door. Faith answered. There was no one there.'
The repeated use of a word or phrase for effect
When a non-sentient object or idea is treated as if it has human mental traits.
'The clocks of the Eastward churches were striking five, the candles were wasted out, the fire was dead, and the wind and rain intensified the thick black darkness.'
'It was a night when thick fog drifted through the streets.'
Descriptions of physical sensations
'Life is a journey.'
'The lazy languid line lingered.'

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